JJCBE Women's Circle of Excellence Conference
- Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
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The Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) will host the 9th annual Women's Circle of Excellence (WCOE) conference on Thursday, May 11 2017, in Jabs Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman.
The WCOE conference helps develop women's professional and personal success.
Featuring this year's keynote speaker: Frances Cole Jones
Frances Cole Jones is the author of How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation, The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World and Wow Your Way Into the Job of Your Dreams. She also has an app called “Interview Wow”. Time Magazine said, “Jones’ shrewd book will give the nervously employed that requisite competitive edge.” Her blog www.francescolejones.com/blog was voted one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes.com. In 2014, Speaking.com voted her a top 5 speaker in Communication.
Frances has appeared on ABC, Fox, and the Hallmark Channel. She is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series, and a job interview expert for About.com. Frances is also the President of Cole Media Management, a media training company focused on cultivating clients’ inherent strengths to develop more powerful communication skills. Cole Media Management clients have appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, CNN, C-Span, Top Chef, Project Runway and others.
The Women’s Circle of Excellence conference morning sessions will include: “Who Are You? How Are You? How’s that Working for You?” with Lynn Owens, an associate professor of health and human development at MSU; “Developing Your Story: A Foundation for Funding,” with Anya Petersen-Frey of the Small Business Development Center; “Innovative Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace,” with Ariel Donohue of MSU’s Diversity Awareness Office; and “Social Media Strategies for You and Your Business” with Nilam Patel, MSU social media strategist.
A PechaKucha focused on the theme of “I Wish I Had Known…” will follow the morning breakout sessions. Interested persons are encouraged to apply online at www.montana.edu/business/wcoe by April 7 to be considered for a speaking slot.
Afternoon sessions will include: “Making the Most of Your Community Involvement,” with Terry Profota of Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting; “Meaningful Mentoring” with Kitty Saylor of MSU’s Alumni Foundation; and “Myths and Benefits of Individual and Business Charitable Giving” with Erin Yost of D.A. Davidson and Kristin Bailey of Kristin Bailey Law.
Early bird registration of $89 is available until Saturday, April 15. Regular registration is $99, which includes educational sessions, event materials, attendance at a networking reception, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction help fund a conference scholarship to benefit a business student. Up to 6.8 CPA continuing professional education credits are available.
Early Bird-before April 15: $89, after April 15: $99
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